By Grace Bennett
With the Governor’s order to close area restaurants in effect, restaurants and other shops and service professionals impacted are looking for ideas and help on how to best ride out this period.
Here in New Castle, those impacted found immediate support with an offer by the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce “to maintain and continuously update a list of new offers and services created by local merchants and businesses to help move our community forward; to make our lives here at this time just a little bit easier and less complicated and to bring us all together in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.”
“This is a uniquely uncertain time for all of us; one where we can find comfort, assurance and security in knowing that we are all in this as one community and able to come closer (albeit six feet apart!) to your friends, family and neighbors,” explained Dawn Danker-Rosen, president of the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce. “Every little bit of help and every act of kindness and compassion can make a difference for each of us individually to look ahead and see light and to find some sense of normalcy in this new and chaotic world.”
Rosen indicated that a list of the ways local merchants and businesses are here to help can be found at http://www.chappaquamillwood.org and that it will be regularly updated and distributed by email as well.
Grace Bennett is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Inside Press, now in its 17th year.